Simcoe Street Theatre

The Simcoe Street Theatre is an intimate 100 seat black-box studio theatre, located at 65 Simcoe Street in Collingwood.  The theatre is available for short and long term rentals.  It’s an ideal venue to hold productions, concerts, lectures, art shows, classes, meetings, private functions and workshops.  For additional rental information or booking  –  please contact  PRC at
705-444-2500 x3382,



MusicLab Mondays

MusicLab Mondays  provides a space for songwriters and musicians to collaborate with one another, share ideas, and test out new sounds, with the perfectly-sized Simcoe Street Theatre as the venue.  MLM leaders will be on hand to kick things off, share their experiences, connect participants and facilitate discussion and song testing. The public is welcome, although the focus for MusicLab Mondays is to be a haven for artists to develop their craft. All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Bring your instrument(s)!

MusicLab Schedule:

July 16 led by the Sohayla Smith Band
August 20 led by John Eaton of Shipyard Kitchen Party & veteran broadcaster for Corus Entertainment with Jason Murphy of Shipyard Kitchen Party
September 17 led by the Sohayla Smith Band


David Sinclair – Flamenco Guitar

Saturday July 21st, 8pm  Doors open at 7:30 – bar
Tickets $18 available at Simcoe Street Books and



Violets Blues Productions presents,

Mac Arnold and a Plate Full O’ Blues

Friday, August 3, 2018 8pm, doors at 7pm – lic. cash bar
Tickets $70 available at Violets Blues Productions

Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. Mac moved to Chicago and Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his friend Don Cornelius. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn’t playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. He retired from show business to be an organic farmer. Mac is back with his own band and a “plate full” of CDs, building a new foundation in blues, soul and funk.


Violets Blues Productions presents,

Sean Chambers

August 16, 2018 – 8pm, doors at 7pm – lic. cash bar
Tickets $45 available at Violets Blues Productions

Florida born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003. During Sean’s tenure with Mr. Sumlin, Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”